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In all 168 recruits inducted into Maratha Light Infantry

Belagavi, May 24 (UNI) In all 168 recruits were inducted into Maratha Light Infantry.
The attestation parade to mark completion of their training was held at at Talekar Drill Square for the recruits of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) here today.
The parade was reviewed by Brigadier Govind Kalwad, Yudh Seva Medal, Commandant, MLIRC.
The Commandant in his address exuded confidence in the training conducted at the Regimental Centre which he expressed would stand the young soldiers in good stead before wishing them the very best in their future assignments.

The Reviewing officer awarded meritorious recruits for excelling in different spheres of training during the parade. Col RD Nikam Trophy instituted for the Best performance by a Recruit of the attestation group in all spheres of training and curriculuar activities was awarded to Rect Patil Rushabh Sanjay and Namdev Jadhav Medal and Trophy was awarded to Rect Jhaneshwara Karali for being best in Firing.
Sucha Singh Memorial Cup for being the best recruit displaying physical prowess and endurance in Outdoor Activities was awarded to Rect Bhosale Akshay. Rect Somase Dipak was awarded Colonel NJ Nair Medal for his outstanding performance in Field Craft i.e. being adept at best use of ground and weapons. Major SS Brar Medal instituted for the Recruit being best in physical training was awarded to Rect Patil Rushabh Sanjay. Rect Ashok Vandadi was awarded Subedar Honorary Captain Keshav Rao Talekar Medal & Trophy for best performance in Drill.
For the first time during attestation parade while paying obeisance to the gallant martyrs of The Maratha Light Infantry Regiment Brigadier Govind Kalwad, Yudh Seva Medal, Commandant,
To mark the occasion, three Veer Naris including Nisha wife of Late Naik Ghadge Deepak Jagannath, Shobha wife of Late Naik Jadhav Sandeep Sarjerao, Sena Medal and Shobha mother of Sepoy Mane Savan Balku were honoured with Sena Medal with Badge of Sacrifice and Certificate of Honour.
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